Abe Lemons was a Funny Man

Abe Lemons was a funny man.  A basketball coach and humorist, I had the honor of meeting Coach Lemons when I worked on the Boys AAU National Basketball Tournament several years ago in Oklahoma City.  Shortly before his death I spent time with him and was captivated by his wit and perspective as his body slowly succumbed to Parkinson’s disease.  He was kind enough to tell, re-tell, and confirm many of the events of his life, career, and the circumstances of many of his “famous” quotes.  I believe he was a modern day Will Rogers.

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